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San Juan Unified receives recognition from local NAACP branch

San Juan Unified board members and staff in group photo at NAACP breakfast San Juan Unified was recognized by the Sacramento branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) as being an “Exemplary Change Agent” in the region at the 37th Annual NAACP Prayer Breakfast on April 19.

The district has been working closely with the NAACP and several community partners to identify and eliminate barriers to student success, as well as provide an inclusive environment for all students, families and staff.

The district has seen areas of improvement due to these efforts, including:

  • Increased number of underrepresented students participating in advanced courses
  • Increased professional development opportunities for staff related to equity, inclusion and cultural competency
  • Building new partnerships with community organizations

“It is an honor for San Juan Unified to be recognized by the NAACP as a change agent,” said Diana Marshall, San Juan Unified’s director of equity and student achievement. “As a district, we are making progress, but we still have more work to do as we continue these efforts. We look forward to the continued work with the NAACP, as well as our other community partners.”

To learn more about San Juan Unified’s efforts, visit www.sanjuan.edu/equity.